Archive for August, 2012

Seared Ahi seafood salad at Vino Vino in Downtown San Jose, CA

Monday, August 20th, 2012

I came to Vino Vino at the San Pedro Market of Downtown San Jose, CA for lunch. Another seafood salad called the Seared Ahi. It’s like a mix of tuna sashimi with vegetables. Compare this dish with what I had at Paesano Ristorante Italiano, I like the one at Paesano more. Besides, this Seared Ahi salad cost USD$13.00, about 30% more than the one at Paesano. What I don’t like about this Seared Ahi is that the sashimi is kind of dry, and those crispy brown thing on the salad makes it dryer. Salad should not be too dry. They should have introduce a special sauce with some orange or lemon flavor for the salad to make it less dry. I give a C- grade for it.

Vino Vino Seared Ahi seafood salad

Oscar
Founder of FoodPicky.com

New York Steak at La Pastaia Ristorante & Enoteca, Downtown San Jose, CA

Monday, August 20th, 2012

La Pastaia Ristorante & Enoteca is at Hotel De Anza of Downtown San Jose, CA. I had a heavy lunch there which is the New York Steak. I would say that the steak has the charcoal grilled taste like those at the Original Joe’s. The steak, vegetables and potatoes are not bad at all. But, not the best I have had before. So, I give a B+ grade for this. The total bill comes to around USD$46.00. I would say that we better have pasta from any Italian restaurants which are mostly good at pasta but not steaks or seafood.

La Pastaia New York Steak

Oscar
Founder of FoodPicky.com

Seafood Salad at Paesano Ristorante Italiano

Monday, August 20th, 2012

For the whole week last week (Aug 13, 2012), I had a training class at Downtown San Jose, CA. I came here at Paesano Ristorante Italiano, and I had a USD$10.00 seafood salad for lunch. The salad has squid, shrimps, mussels, and vegetables. It is perfectly decorated. The portion is small, but it is the perfect lunch portion. Everything was well marinated. I will definitely re-visit this place, and try other dishes.
I give a B grade for the salad.

Paesano Ristorante Italiano seafood salad

Oscar
Founder of FoodPicky.com